Saturday , 16 February 2019

National News

Congress MPs fought animosity, unfairness over last 5 years: Rahul

IANS   NEW DELHI Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the Congress was defeating the BJP in the ideological fight and in the daily news cycle and said that the party MPs had fought “animosity and unfairness” over the last five years. Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here, the last such meeting of the 16th Lok Sabha, Gandhi ... Read More »

Priyanka holds marathon meeting with party workers

PTI   LUCKNOW Taking a break of just a few hours after night-long discussions with party workers, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wednesday resumed the exercise, prepping the party in eastern Uttar Pradesh for the coming Lok Sabha elections. When asked by reporters about a `muqabla’ (contest) with PM Narendra Modi, the newly appointed AICC office bearer  said, “Kar ... Read More »

Govt to expedite campaign to rid country of the corrupt: PM

PTI KURUKSHETRA Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday his government will speed up the campaign to rid the country of the corrupt, claiming that only such people had a problem with him while the honest trusted the ‘chowkidar.’ Modi sought people’s support in the campaign while addressing a gathering here at the ‘Swachh Shakti 2019,’ an event to recognise the ... Read More »

Chandrababu marches to Rashtrapati Bhavan

PTI NEW DELHI Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu along with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs and MLAs met President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday and raised demand for special status for the state. The delegation marched from Andhra Pradesh Bhavan to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum to the President with 18 ... Read More »

Kerala man loses 3 family members in Delhi hotel fire

PTI NEW DELHI At 3.30 am, Somshekhar and his family were preparing to leave their hotel for Haridwar. But suddenly the power failed and their rooms plunged into darkness. Before they could understand what had happened, plumes of thick smoke ran through their floor at Arpit Palace Hotel. A foul smell created fear. Soon, they realised their lives could be ... Read More »

Tiger spotted in Gujarat after 3 decades

PTI AHMEDABAD The Gujarat government has confirmed the presence of a tiger in the state, days after a man claimed he saw the big cat crossing a road in Mahisagar district. State forest minister Ganpatsinh Vasava said on Tuesday that the carnivore was caught on cameras set up by the forest department in that area. “It has now been confirmed. ... Read More »

Opposition unity feeds on Chandrababu’s fast

PTI   NEW DELHI Bringing his battle for special status for his state to the national capital, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday went on a daylong fast that became a rallying point for Opposition unity for the second time in less than a month to fight the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Shiv Sena’s ... Read More »

Priyanka roars into UP with roadshow to enthuse Congress workers

PTI   LUCKNOW Making her political debut as Congress general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi on Monday roared into Uttar Pradesh with thousands cheering as her cavalcade slowly made its way through the city during a roadshow, being seen as launch of the party’s campaign in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Accompanied by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and incharge ... Read More »

Young Indian formed to take over Herald House: Centre

IANS   NEW DELHI The Central government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that Young Indian company, in which Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are shareholders, was formed with an intention to take over Herald House. The court was hearing the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) — which publishes National Herald newspaper — appeal challenging the ... Read More »

Modi behaves like Pakistan PM to subvert federal structure: Kejriwal

IANS NEW DELHI Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “world famous liar”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused him of behaving like a Pakistani Prime Minister to subvert India’s federal structure. Extending support to his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu in his demand for special category status to the southern state, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief ... Read More »